Calling all Houston Dynamo fans! If all the offseason moves and preseason scrimmages haven't gotten you excited enough - the upcoming week of festivities surely will.
The Dynamo will host a series of events leading up to the opening match of the 2013 MLS season next Saturday, March 2 against conference foe D.C. United at BBVA Compass Stadium.
In what is likely the fan favorite event of the week, the Dynamo will host an event at the House of Blues to unveil their new home and away kits. Several teasers via social media have been released, only fueling the anticipation of what the new kits will look like.
The jersey release party will be at the House of Blues (1204 Caroline St) and will start at 5:00 pm. If you'd like, get to the HOB early as John Wessling and Adam Clanton will be broadcasting their show "Afternoon Delight" from 3-7 on Yahoo Sports Radio 1560, the new radio partner of the Dynamo. Glenn Davis will follow suite with a live broadcast of Dynamo All-Access from 7-9.
Here's a few of the teaser photos courtesy of the Houston Dynamo.
On Tuesday, the Dynamo will host a special autograph session at the Dynamo Team Store inside BBVA Compass Stadium from 5-7 pm. Fans will have an opportunity to get autographs from some of their favorite players, but most importantly it will be the first opportunity to purchase the new 2013 team jerseys.
Head out to Houston Amateur Sports Park on Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:30 with the family for Soccer Night Out, presented by Statoil. The festival includes pick-up soccer games, an inflatable soccer field, music, face painting, a caricature artist and a Dynamo raffle. The first 200 children in attendance will receive a free Soccer Night Out t-shirt. The evening will be highlighted by a scrimmage between the Dynamo Academy U-16 and U-18 clubs. Both teams are among the best in their divisions and are on some impressive winning streaks.
The final cuts have been made, and Thursday night the 2013 Dynamo Girls will be unveiled at Dave & Busters at 6 pm. Fans will be able to meet and greet the Dynamo Girls as well as enjoy a live broadcast of Dynamo All-Access.
Make sure you have your orange ready for work, school, or wherever you go. Friday is officially "Dynamo Day" and you're encouraged to represent the men in orange ahead of their opening game on Saturday.
In addition, Dynamo legend Eddie Robinson will host a special happy hour party at Lucky's Pub (801 St. Emmanuel St) from 5-7 pm. What could be a better way to spend the evening prior to first kick?
Season is Upon Us
The upcoming week has something for everyone and hopefully you will join in the festivities. With all events coming our way this week, everyone is sure to be ready for opening day on Saturday.
Fans - 2013 is upon us. One more week.